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Common Insurance Claims During The Fall

As the weather cools, football is in season, and the leaves fall from the trees, it's critical to remember a few essential fall safety tips. Your family may enjoy the cool fall weather while avoiding some of the dangers that come with the season if adequate precautions and safety knowledge are taken.

Keep an eye out for deer and other wildlife

If you live in a wooded location, deer may seem to be everywhere. However, November is deer mating season, which means they are more prone to crossroads. In fact, deer are number one on the list of the top five animals you're most likely to hit with your automobile, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

Space Heaters

A space heaters can be an excellent way to warm up a cold area, but it is critical that you read the directions before using it. If your space heater requires venting, ensure that it is vented to the outside. Never use your stove or oven to heat your home; instead, use only certified space heaters. Allow at least three feet of distance surrounding space heaters.

Auto Accidents

As the weather turns cooler and the days become shorter, it's critical to drive with additional caution. Rear-end collisions are one of the most common insurance claims throughout the fall season. It's all too simple to rear-end the car in front of you when sight is poor and roads are slick.

Allow lots of room between your car and the one in front of you to avoid this. And, if you are in an accident, remember to file a claim with your insurance company. You can help make the fall season safer by exercising caution.

ID Theft

More people are shopping online to prepare for the holidays. Keep your identity safe. When in doubt, pay using credit rather than debit. Avoid using non-bank ATMs. Use a different password for each of your accounts. If you do not identify the sender, avoid clicking on links.

Leaf Burning

According to the Air Defenders, burning leaves releases harmful and cancer-causing chemicals, and they warn households to avoid disposing of leaves in this manner. Wear a protective mask if you opt to burn leaves. Burning leaves should only be attempted far away from a homeowner's house or other structures on their property. Before beginning to burn leaves, always check the weather forecast. This activity should not be undertaken in strong winds.

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